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Racine, WI - (March 4, 2010) - Case Construction Equipment received awards from three leading industry publications for 2009 product launches and innovations. Construction Equipment magazine and RER (Rental Equipment Register) both honored Case for innovation in the company's introduction of joystick steering for Case E Series wheel loaders. And Better Roads magazine named the Case 650L crawler dozer one of the "Top 20 Rollouts" of 2009.

Including Case on its coveted Top 100 Products list for 2009, Construction Equipment headlined, "To the relief of shoulder-sore operators, Case Construction Equipment provides joystick-steering option on loaders from 2-cubic-yard model up." The magazine said the innovation will "cut operator fatigue and boost machine productivity in repetitive-cycle operations such as scrap and recycling, agriculture, utilities and material handling."

RER magazine likewise applauded the benefits joystick steering provides in enhancing efficiency, productivity and operator comfort.

The RER Innovative Product Award, established in 2003 to honor excellence in new product development, showcases the most innovative products in nine categories. Case joystick steering won in the Technology Enhancements category.

In its annual selection of the industry's most significant product introductions, Better Roads cited the Case 650L crawler dozer, noting the machine's use of electronic fuel injection to boost fuel efficiency and performance. New products included among the publication's Top 20 Rollouts are those judged most likely to "change the way work gets done or bring new standards to an industry."

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